Monticello Resource Management Plan
Tucked into Utah's southeast corner, the Monticello district boasts some of the most extraordinary ancient cultural sites in Utah, including granaries, cliff dwellings, and rock art. Here, one can still enjoy undeveloped vistas and find solitude in remote, seldom-visited canyons. These experiences are slowly disappearing, however, as off-road vehicle use becomes increasingly popular, and oil and gas development rapidly enroaches on prisine areas. Spectacular Arch Canyon, with its rare perennial desert stream, has already seen devastating ORV damage. Meanwhile, speculative oil and gas exploration occurs at the doorsteop of Hovenweep National Monument, leaving lasting scars near the Utah-Colorado border.
Wilderness in the Monticello BLM District